What is your most significant accomplishment?
Last year, I ran for public office in Howard County for county council in District 1. I decided to run for county council as it was an opportunity for me to really engage with Howard County residents in a different capacity. I wanted to provide a positive, collaborative and strong example to my community, particularly young women, that they can pursue their dreams and not be fearful of the outcome.
I spent more than a year campaigning. One of the best parts of campaigning was canvassing in my district and meeting with our residents. Often times, many people would discuss with me issues going on their lives that were unrelated to the council position. They would share with me their personal stories. I felt a great honor and privilege that they would welcome a complete stranger into their homes and confided in me with some of their personal struggles.
I have personally door knocked on thousands of doors in Howard County without the assistance of anyone. I did so because of my personal conviction and desire to learn my community to serve the people of Howard County. While I was unsuccessful in my run for public office, it was an experience that made me a better person and a better lawyer. I recognized that many in our community felt bias and being treated unfairly by others.
This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.